Health And Stories respects and prioritizes the privacy of our users (hereinafter referred to as “You”, “Your”) and this privacy policy has been developed to demonstrate this commitment.

Health And Stories (hereinafter referred to as “Site”, “We”, “Us”, “Our”) is accessible at https://healthandstories.com is governed by the following privacy policy (hereinafter referred to as “Policy”).

This Policy explains the information about You that We may collect, and how this information may be used. This policy only applies to Our Site.


By visiting this Site directly or through another site, You hereby consent to Our Policy and accept its terms.

What information do we collect?

Information You voluntarily submit to the Site.

Personal information, such as Your name and email address may be collected when You submit such to the Site. Instances include when You leave a comment, subscribe to a newsletter or submit a contact form.

Automatically-collected information.

Log Files

We follow a standard procedure of using log files. These files log visitors when they visit websites and is routinely done by hosting companies as part of hosting services’ analytics. The information collected by log files include internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date and time stamp, pages viewed, referring/exit pages, and possibly the number of clicks. These are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable.

Cookies and other tracking technologies

Cookies are small data files stored on Your browser by the Site. Some of these cookies expire when Your browser is closed while others persist until deleted. These cookies are used to optimize Your experience on Our Site by storing information such as Your preferences, and pages You accessed or visited.

Cookies, web beacons, and other tracking technologies may be used by third parties, including Google Analytics and Facebook, to automatically collect information about You and Your interaction with this Site, including information about Your browsing behaviour and engagement with the Site. Information may also be collected or received from you elsewhere on the internet and this may be used to provide measurement services and for ad targeting.

How Google Analytics uses Your information can be found here:


You can change Your cookie settings to reflect Your preferences by clicking the following links:

http://www.aboutads.info/choices or http://www.youronlinechoices.eu/

How do We use Your information?

We use the information We collect in various ways, including to:

  • Provide, operate, and maintain Our Site.
  • Improve, personalize, and expand Our Site.
  • Understand and analyse how You use Our website.
  • Develop new products, services, features, and functionality.
  • Communicate with You, to provide You with updates and other information relating to the website.
  • Send You emails.
  • Find and prevent fraud.
  • Prevent spam.

External Use of Your information.

Except as otherwise set forth below, We do not sell, rent, trade, distribute, license or otherwise disclose Your specific personal information to anyone.

We may disclose information to third parties that perform specific functions on Our behalf.  However, We only disclose the information that is necessary for them to perform their service.

We may share Your information with third parties when You explicitly authorize Us to do so.

In addition to the aforementioned, We may disclose personal information in response to requests from law enforcement officials conducting investigations; subpoenas; a court order; or if We are otherwise required to disclose such information by law. We may also release personal information where disclosure is necessary to protect Our legal rights, enforce Our Terms and Conditions or other agreements, or to protect ourselves or others.

We may share anonymous non-personal data (such as the number of daily visitors to a particular web page) with third-parties for research, advertising or marketing. This information does not directly personally identify You or any other user.


This site uses Akismet for spam detection. When You leave a comment on the Site, We collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitors IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection. Only Your name will be publicly visible; Your email address will not be publicly visible.

You may opt-in to saving Your name, email address and website in cookies for Your convenience, so that You do not have to fill in Your details again when You leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

An anonymized string created from Your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if You are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here:

https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of Your comment, Your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of Your comment.

If You leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so We can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

Third Party Links and embedded content

Articles on this Site may include links to third party websites. This Policy applies to this Site. We are not responsible for the content or privacy practices on any website not operated by Us to which this Site links or that links to this Site. Thus, You may wish to consult the respective Privacy Policies of such third-party sites for information on how their site operates.

Articles on this Site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website. These websites may collect data about You, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with that embedded content if you have an account and are logged into that website.

Any information shared with Us will only be shared with Your consent. However, comments or other information posted or contributed may be viewed or downloaded by others who use and access the site, which We may have no control over. Please bear this in mind when You post such comments or other information.


If You upload images to the website, You should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF-GPS) included. Visitors to the Site/other users of the site can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Data Security

We take reasonable measures, including administrative, technical, and physical safeguards, to protect information about You from loss, theft, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction.

What rights do You have over Your data?

You have the right to:

  • Opt-out – You may opt out of receiving future email communications from Us by following the unsubscribe links in Our emails.
  • Rectification – You have the right to request that We correct or update any information about You that You believe is inaccurate or requires an update.
  • Erasure – You have the right to request that We erase Your personal data, under certain conditions. This does not include any data that We are obliged to keep for administrative, legal or security purposes.
  • Restrict processing – You have the right to request that We restrict the processing of Your personal data, under certain conditions.
  • Object to processing – You have the right to object to Our processing of Your personal data, under certain conditions.
  • Data portability – You have the right to request that We transfer the data that We have collected to another organization, or directly to You, under certain conditions.

If You would like to exercise any of these rights, please submit a request to mercy@healthandstories.com.

Children’s Information

We respect children’s privacy. We do not knowingly or intentionally collect personal information from children under age 13. If You are under the age of 13, please do not submit any personal information to Us, and rely on a parent or guardian to assist You in using this Site. By using this Site, You therefore represent and warrant that You are either at least 18 years of age, or are using the Site with the supervision of a parent or guardian.

Policy Updates

Changes or updates to this Privacy Policy will be posted on the Site so that You will always be aware of what information We collect, use and disclose. We may also send email notifications of such to Our subscribers. We encourage You to review this Policy from time to time so You will know if the Privacy Policy has been changed or updated. If You have any questions about the Policy, please contact Us at mercy@healthandstories.com.

For more information about Us, please visit Our About Us page.

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